The 61st BFI London Film Festival today announced its full program, featuring a diverse selection of 242 feature films
NAME OF FILM: GRAY HOUSE
DIRECTOR(S): Austin Lynch & Matthew Booth
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Deftly blending vérité footage, interviews, landscapes, and fictional elements (some of which involve actors Denis Lavant and Aurore Clément), Gray House candidly explores blue-collar lives across five different settings. By way of stunning nocturnal imagery and a commandingly atmospheric sound design, the film presents glimpses of corners of the country seldom portrayed in cinema—trailer parks, industrial hallways, cluttered desks in small business offices—and methodically unearths their obscure beauty. Perhaps more urgently, Lynch and Booth provide ample screen time to American working-class people who are seen in films even less often, carving out a space for them to express their fears, desires, politics, and musings about their everyday realities.